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push back the clock

To revisit, recount, return to or recreate a time or era from the past. The purpose of this conference is to push back the clock by analyzing early human remains and try to gain insight into their way of life. The governor is bent on pushing back the clock and returning us to the ethics of the 1950s.
See also: back, clock, push

push (one's) weight around

To assert oneself in a controlling, domineering, or authoritarian manner; to exercise one's position of authority, power, or influence, especially to an overbearing or excessive degree. An effective leader should inspire enough confidence in his or her team that they don't have to push their weight around to get things done. I'm sick of Donald coming into these meetings and pushing his weight around. Can't he just leave us to our own devices?
See also: around, push, weight

pushing up (the) daisies

Fig. dead and buried. (Usually in the future tense.) I'll be pushing up daisies before this problem is solved. If you talk to me like that again, you'll be pushing up the daisies.
See also: daisy, pushing, up

be pushing up (the) daisies

  (humorous)
to be dead It won't affect me anyway. I'll be pushing up the daisies long before it happens.
See also: daisy, pushing, up

pushing up daisies

mod. dead and buried. (Folksy. Usually in the future tense.) I’ll be pushing up daisies before this problem is solved.
See also: daisy, pushing, up
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This machine was built to deal with the challenge of pushing different pipe materials, of different lengths and diameters in varying job site conditions.
Now, having transformed your pushing style as a result of these steps, try to carry this message to all others afflicted with mongo-ism.
The rate of difficult delivery was reduced with delayed pushing.
Delayed pushing in the second stage of labor has been recommended to reduce instrumental delivery rates associated with epidural analgesia," she said.
As the baby travels down the birth canal, the uterus needs a few contractions to become snug against the baby and then becomes more effective at pushing the baby down.
I believe parents are responsible for pushing their children to do things that they lack maturity to handle.
This new method for pushing mission-critical information to mobile workers allows them to do business anywhere with confidence and a guarantee that corporate data will be available on mobile devices when needed.
Dieses neue Verfahren fer das Pushing operational wichtiger Information an mobile Mitarbeiter ermeglicht ortsunabhengige Flexibilitet und garantiert, dass Unternehmensdaten bei Bedarf auf mobilen Gereten verfegbar sind.
Push to talk service is a two-way form of communications that allows users to engage in immediate communication with one or more receivers, similar to Walkie Talkie -- simply by pushing a button on their handsets.
Yopa's mission is to deliver the definitive platform for pushing any voice or text information to any wired or wireless device, and enable companies to leverage this as a competitive business advantage.
Intelligently pushing relevant information to the right person at the right time puts these carriers in a position to grab large chunks of market share.
Securities laws, including, statements relating to any competitive advantages and efficiencies associated with the use of BackWeb's products for pushing business critical information to partners and resellers of Ericsson, NEC Computers International, Sage Software and Computer 2000, use of BackWeb's products to alert partners of product and pricing information, sales updates and market conditions, the ability of the companies to work more efficiently with partners through the use of BackWeb's software, and any other beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future.
Securities laws, including any competitive advantages and efficiencies associated with the use of BackWeb's products for pushing business critical information to Bell Atlantic Mobile's employees, use of BackWeb's products in Bell Atlantic Mobile's call centers, service desks, and service centers, and any other beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future.
Securities laws, including any competitive advantages and efficiencies associated with the use of BackWeb's products for pushing business critical information to BT's employees, use of BackWeb's products in BT's call centers, service desks, and service centers, and any other beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future.
We have found pushing video messages to be an effective way to communicate in our dynamic environment.